Career Assistance

Once you complete your studies, you'll start a new work life in the civilian world. Mason and the Office of Military Services will help you chart a path to a successful career.

On-Campus Resources

Mason's Office of Career Services provides assistance and guidance to students seeking professional and career help through workshops and events designed to maximize student potential in the job market. Workshop topics include:

  • Writing an effective résumé.
  • Improving your interviewing skills.
  • Preparing for a career.

For more information, contact Career Services at 703-993-2370.

Off-Campus Resources

  • Four Block: This organization's Career Readiness Program provides veterans with skill development opportunities, career guidance, and a professional network. Four Block also has a Washington, D.C.-based team.
  • American Corporate Partners: ACP is a nonprofit that offers national corporate career counseling for veterans. One of its goals is to help former military personnel avoid underemployment by helping them find opportunities to develop long-term careers.
  • Dominion Military Careers: The utility company offers resources to help veterans use their skills in civilian careers, including: O*Net OnLine, which matches military occupations and skills to civilian jobs; and Troops to Energy Jobs, which links military occupations to positions in the energy industry. Dominion also offers several military-friendly benefits.
  • Military 2 Microsoft: Microsoft Military Affairs aims to help veterans take advantage of opportunities in the digital economy through career training programs. Among its programs is the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy, which provides training for careers in cloud development and administration, cybersecurity administration, or database and business intelligence administration.
  • VA Hiring Programs and Incentives: Many government initiatives give employment preference to veterans. The Office of Personnel Management also looks to expand opportunities to hire and retain veterans, transitioning military service members, and their families.
  • Troops to Teachers: This program assists transitioning service members and veterans into careers as K-12 school teachers in public, charter, and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools through counseling and referral services. Participants get help in meeting education and licensing requirements, as well as placement assistance.
  • Intel and Military Veterans: Technology giant Intel finds veterans' strength of purpose, commitment to excellence, and dedication to teamwork a good fit for the company culture. The company seeks veterans for both its business and technology divisions.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs: The Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO) provides readiness assistance and outreach to former military personnel while working with employers to develop programs and strategies to hire veterans. For more information, read the VESO Fact Sheet.

Saskia Clay-Rooks, executive director of Mason Career Services, discusses a memorandum of understanding between the College of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Under the agreement, the VA works with the college to recruit students for internships and career opportunities. Georgia Coffey, left, deputy assistant secretary for Diversity and Inclusion at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Germaine Buck Louis, center, dean of the college, also attended the event.